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Jimmy Don Carey, Jr.

Jimmy D. Carey, Jr
August 11, 1971 - November 26, 2021

Jackson – Jimmy D. Carey, age 50, died Friday, November 26, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 11, 1971, in Huntingdon, TN the son of Jimmy Carey, Sr. and Martha Phiffer Carey.

Jimmy was very athletic and loved baseball and golf. He played collegiate baseball at Jackson State Community College and at the University of Tennessee Martin. He was the conference player of the year in 1992 and team captain in 1994.

He became head baseball coach at the University School of Jackson in 1996, winning the state championship in 1999, 2001 and 2002. He was inducted into both the Carroll County Hall of Fame and Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of fame.

Wanting to spend more time with his family, he began selling pharmaceuticals. He started playing golf in early 2010's and never looked back. He fell in love with the game, working as hard to improve his game as he did coaching baseball to others.

While successful in every avenue, his true passion was people. His joy came from seeing other's success and helping people reach whatever goal they set out to.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father.

Other than his mother, survivors are his wife Jenny McGee Carey and sons, Logan Reed Carey and Caleb Mac Carey, all of Jackson, TN.

SERVICES: A celebration of Jimmy's life will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 2:00PM at Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson, TN. The family will be receiving friends from 12:00PM until service time at 2:00 at the church. There will be a private family burial at Ridgecrest Cemetery.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be directed to Kirkland Cancer Center, 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept 12, Memphis, TN 38148.

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305 731.668.1111

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[Source: Arlington Funeral Group]